University Announcements

Incident & Communications Archive

May 19, 2017 - CSU is Open

CSU will be open and all classes and activities are on a normal schedule. There is significant damage to trees in some areas of campus, and you're advised not to park under trees along streets or in parking lots. Do not cross caution tape, including near trees along Pitkin Street to the west of newton's corner and along University Ave to the east of the plaza. The Oval remains closed today; do not drive, walk or bike inside the Oval.

Parking will be limited at Moby lot and near residence halls, where trees are also damaged.

Facilities Management will continue to assess and address tree damage throughout the day.

Please be cautious while traveling to and around campus and consider using public transportation instead of driving.

If you feel you cannot get to campus due to weather and road conditions, please treat this as you would any other personal emergency and contact your instructors or supervisor to discuss your situation.

CSU Alert

May 19, 2017 Update

CSUPD is issuing an all-clear related to the May 18 safety alert issued about the flashing incident. The suspect, identified as transient Tommy Lee Smith, was arrested by CSUPD and charged with indecent exposure and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also issued an exclusionary order from all CSU property, which means he cannot be on any property owned by the university. CSUPD thanks the community for its assistance in reporting suspicious and threatening behavior and in looking for this suspect.

May 18, 2017

CSUPD received a report of a female employee who was approached this morning by an unknown male in the University Services Center Building at about 10:40 a.m. The male exposed himself to her in a restroom, then blocked the door preventing her from exiting.

He was in the area of 555 South Howes Street before the flashing incident occurred.

The suspect is described as a Black male wearing dark clothing, white shoes, black baseball cap, and a black backpack. He is 5'10" to 6' tall with an average build and mid- to late-30s.

Resources

Tell Someone: Concerned about a friend?
http://supportandsafety.colostate.edu/tellsomeone
CSUPD: Report suspicious activity
Call 911

Women and Gender Advocacy Center
http://www.wgac.colostate.edu/
Victim's Assistance Team
http://www.wgac.colostate.edu/support

May 18, 2017 - Campus Closed

Campus is closing due to safety concerns related to falling branches because of heavy snow. CSU is closing and canceling all classes and events at 12:30 p.m. Read more at SOURCE

May 9, 2017 - Safety alert regarding person excluded from campus

Tyreice M.”TJ” Lane has been charged with three counts of third degree trespass, one count of harassment and one count of felony stalking due to threatening behavior against several individuals on campus. He has been excluded from campus and all university-owned property.

He is described 5’7”, 155 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

He has previously disregarded no contact and exclusion orders related to campus and individuals on campus.

If you see him on campus, call or text 911 immediately or call CSUPD’s non-emergency number at 970-491-6425.

April 9, 2017 - Assault Reported on Campus

CSUPD received a report of a robbery and sexual assault by two men on a female near the intersection of Pitkin and Meridian reported to have occurred at 3 am. Suspects wearing hoodies. Anyone with information is encouraged to call CSUPD 970-491-6425.

June 15, 2016 - Fort Collins Police Investigate Disturbance Involving Gunshots

Full release available here: www.fcgov.com/news/?id=6385

April 7, 2016

This is a courtesy message from the CSU Public Safety Team about two off-campus armed robberies that were reported overnight which we want our campus community to be aware of.

Fort Collins Police are leading the investigation. Read their full press release.

If updates from FCPD are available, CSU will also post them on this website.

We'd like to take this opportunity to remind members of our campus community to report anyone who appears to be acting suspiciously to CSUPD. In all situations, trust your instincts and do not minimize what you are seeing or experiencing if you see something that does not feel right.

We also want to remind you of some great services here on campus that are available to you:

  • SafeWalk, a service provided by CSUPD, provides a safe escort from one point to another on campus or from anywhere on campus to a nearby location after dark. Call 970-491-1155.
  • RamRide is a student-run program that offers safe, nonjudgmental and free rides home anywhere within city limits on Thursdays from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Friday and Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. RamRide does not run during school holidays. Call 970-491-3333.

March 28, 2016

Update: On March 28th, 2016 an assault was reported in the area of the Jack Christiansen track on CSU’s campus. After investigation, it was determined that some of the information initially provided to the CSU Police was false and no assault occurred at this location.


Colorado State University Police Department received a delayed report of a physical assault that occurred at 11:30 a.m. today on campus near the Jack Christiansen Memorial Track.

The suspect is described by the female victim as a light-skinned male with medium length brown hair and a beard, between 6’1” and 6’3”. He was wearing black sweatpants, a black hoodie jacket, and a black or dark beanie hat. He was possibly driving an older model black Toyota sedan. The suspect may have visible facial injuries inflicted by the victim.

If you have information about the suspect or this incident, please contact CSUPD at 970-491-6425.

Additional resources for students who may be concerned about this incident include the CSU Health Network Counseling Center (970) 491-6053 or Women and Gender Advocacy Center (970) 491-6384.

Students are encouraged to report anyone who appears to be acting suspiciously to CSUPD. Trust your instincts and do not minimize what you are seeing or experiencing if you see something that does not feel right.

March 23, 2016

7:30 pm - CSU will be open Thursday

CSU will be open Thursday, March 24, on a normal schedule. Please be cautious while traveling to and around campus. If you cannot get to campus due to weather or road conditions, contact your instructors or supervisor.

The city and county indicate that road crews are keeping up with clearing roads. Please be cautious while traveling to and around campus and consider using public transportation instead of driving. Please plan extra time to reach campus. While walking on campus, be aware of snow that may be falling from trees overhead as the snow melts.

6:58 am - CSU canceling all classes and closing offices

CSU is closing and canceling all classes and events on Wednesday, March 23, based on recent weather conditions, forecasts and recent information from the city and county about road closures and crew progress in keeping roads cleared as snow continues throughout the day. CSU employees with emergency duties are asked to coordinate with their supervisors or directors to determine their work status. Emergency employees include, but are not limited to, CSU Police, Facilities Management, Housing, Environmental Health Services, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Diagnostic Laboratories.

March 16, 2016 - Fort Collins police respond to robbery report near campus

10:11 pm

Fort Collins Police Services has cleared the area where an armed robbery was reported earlier this evening. There is no ongoing threat related to the report.

9:30 pm

Fort Collins police are responding to a call regarding a reported armed robbery in the area of College Avenue at the intersection with Elizabeth Street, and near campus. Police officers are on the perimeter of campus at College Avenue as a precaution. Police have no indication that a suspect is moving toward campus, but are securing the area as a safeguard.

March 16, 2016 - CSUPD Alert: Avoid Laurel, Mrytle and Sherwood Streets

5:22 pm

Fort Collins Police and CSU police have cleared the area of Laurel and Sherwood and Sherwood and Mrytle. The incident is resolved and it is no longer necessary to avoid the area.

5:00 pm

Ft Collins and CSUPD continue to advise to stay away from Laurel and Sherwood, and Sherwood and Mrytle Streets while they respond to an incident. Please exit campus through other routes.

4:30 pm

Fort Collins and CSU police are requesting that individuals avoid the area of Laurel Street at Sherwood and Mrytle due to an ongoing incident. Police have responded and are investigating. More information will be share shared when available, and, when available, updates will be posted here.

February 9, 2016 - Courtesy warning from CSU Public Safety regarding off campus incident

This morning at 6:20 a.m., Fort Collins Police Services received a report of a burglary in progress on the 300 block of West Laurel Street. Although the suspect ran from the address, he was quickly detained several blocks north of campus by Colorado State University Police and was charged by Fort Collins police. The suspect is not a CSU student or employee. The incident was not on campus, but it is directly north of the university's Oval.

Although this situation was resolved quickly, and no one was injured, it serves as a good opportunity to remind you of some basic safety steps you can take to help reduce the risk of incidents such as this in our community:

  • Keep your doors and windows locked when you are home, and when your home or residence hall room is unattended. If you choose to open a window, only do so while you are at home and can be aware and mindful. Keep your curtains closed for privacy.
  • Report to police anyone who is behaving suspiciously by calling 911 from campus to reach CSUPD, or 911 off campus to reach Fort Collins Police Services.
  • In all situations, be aware of your surroundings and the people you are with, and leave a situation if it is making you uncomfortable.
  • Take care of yourself and others. Make sure someone knows where you'll be and who you'll be with.
  • See something: say something. Trust your instincts and don’t minimize what you are seeing or experiencing if you see something that doesn’t seem right.
  • When you feel uneasy, take action or seek help immediately, and help friends who also may need to get out of a situation.

We also want to remind you of some great services here on campus that are available to you:

  • SafeWalk, a service provided by CSUPD, provides a safe escort from one point to another on campus or from anywhere on campus to a nearby location after dark. Call 970-491-1155.
  • RamRide is a student-run program that offers safe, nonjudgmental and free rides home anywhere within city limits on Thursdays from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Friday and Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. RamRide does not run during school holidays. Call 970-491-3333.

February 2, 2016 8:00 p.m. - CSU will be open on Wednesday, February 3.

CSU will be open on Wednesday, February 3. All classes and activities are on a normal schedule, and all offices are open. Please be cautious while traveling to and around campus. Consider using public transportation instead of driving. Please plan extra time to reach campus. If you feel you cannot get to campus due to weather and road conditions, please contact your instructors or supervisor to make arrangements.

February 2, 2016 5:30 a.m. - CSU is closed due to weather conditions and forecasts

Early a.m. closure: CSU is closing and canceling all classes and events on Tuesday, Feb. 2, based on weather conditions, forecasts and information from the city and county about road crew progress in keeping roads cleared as snow continues throughout the day. Closure information also is available at www.colostate.edu.

CSU employees with emergency duties are asked to coordinate with their supervisors or directors to determine their work status. Emergency employees include, but are not limited to, CSU Police, Facilities Management, Housing, Environmental Health Services, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Diagnostic Laboratories.

Check CSU webpages at www.colostate.edu or safety.colostate.edu for updates on the status of operations at the university. Information also will be available on local media outlets, through CSU’s social media networks and on source.colstate.edu.

December 15, 2015 - CSU is Open on a Normal Finals Schedule

CSU is open on a normal finals schedule. The city and county indicate that road crews are keeping up with snow accumulation. Please be cautious while traveling to and around campus today and consider using public transportation instead of driving. Please plan extra time to reach campus today. If you feel you cannot get to campus due to weather and road conditions, please contact your instructors or supervisor to make arrangements.

December 7, 2015 - MAX service suspended

College Avenue and MAX service between Drake Road and Laurel Street is currently shut down because of a police response off-campus at Drake and College in the Kmart parking lot. There is no threat to campus safety. Transfort info: http://www.ridetransfort.com/rideralerts/MAX

November 6, 2015 - CSUPD Warning Regarding Phone Scams

Several phone scams have recently been reported across Northern Colorado. Some of these scams appear to target students and employees, and we want to provide you with information that may help you recognize when a call is not legitimate.

Technology allows scam callers to "spoof" caller ID technology so that it appears that a scam call is from an official phone number, such as Colorado State University Police Department, the FBI, IRS or another location that appears to be credible.

These callers may use the university's online directory information and other findable information, such as social media accounts, to gather information about the students and employees the call to lend credibility to their scam. This can give the impression to the recipient of the call that the scam caller has access to private information, including university data. The university is on constant alert against compromises of the university's data, and is unaware of any data breaches.

The university does not list student phone numbers as part of the public online directory, but other information about students is available, such as a student's major. Employee information in the online directory includes department information and direct phone numbers.

These callers use a variety of threats to extort money from the person they reach, such as asserting that the student or employee may be facing an arrest or removal from the university for outstanding fines, bill or taxes. The caller will often reference liens, court dates, wage garnishments, jail time, and, for international students, deportation.

IF YOU RECEIVE ONE OF THESE PHONE CALLS, PLEASE REPORT IT TO CSUPD AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BY CALLING 970-491-6425.

Important tips from CSUPD

  • Virtually all attempts over the phone to solicit payment via PayPal, Western union or MoneyGram are fraudulent.
  • Do not share sensitive, personal or financial information over the phone, even if the caller sounds legitimate and the information they are sharing is accurate. People who perpetuate phone scams go through extensive steps to make themselves look legitimate, so information from the caller or information on a website that is or appears to be affiliated with a business or agency that they claim to represent may not be truthful.
  • Protect your passwords and online identity, including your passwords to university information.
  • Set privacy settings on social media to prevent people you do not know from viewing your information. Do not accept requests to connect over social media with people you don't know.
  • If you are contacted by someone claiming to be from a law enforcement agency who is demanding money, hang up and contact your local law enforcement agency to verify the information.
  • If you are contacted by someone claiming to be from the IRS or a government office, hang up and contact that office to verify legitimacy. Report these calls to the Federal Trade Commission (http://consumer.ftc.gov/) or, if the call involves accusations regarding taxes and IRS affiliations, report the call to the US Treasury Inspector General (http://www.treasury.gov/about/organizational-structure/ig/Pages/default.aspx).
  • If you are contacted by someone claiming to be from a university office who is demanding money, hang up and call the university to verify that information.
  • If you have been a victim of recent fraud by providing financial information to a caller, please call CSUPD at 970-491-6425. For more information about phone scams, visit http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0076-phone-scams.

For more information about the university’s online directory, including how to remove information, visit http://search.colostate.edu/.

September 22, 2015 - CSUPD responded to a report of a man with a gun

CSUPD responded to a report of a man with a gun in Morgan library at about 7:40pm tonight. Suspect was rapidly taken into custody and there is no ongoing threat to campus. CSUPD has confirmed that the gun very closely resembles a real working weapon but has been verified as a non firing, replica of a gun and is not an actual gun.

April 29, 2015 - Warning from CSUPD About Scam

The following is an official warning from the CSU Police Department about a phone scam in the area that is targeting many CSU students and employees.

A phone scam has recently targeted students, employees and others who live in the Larimer County area. The scam callers have found a way to "spoof" caller ID so that it appears that they are calling from a phone number associated with the Colorado State University Police Department or Fort Collins Police Department. Most recently, the call appears to be associated with Larimer County Sheriff�s Office, with that department receiving multiple complaints a day about the fraudulent phone calls.

Police in the area have received reports about this phone scam using the university�s online directory information, and potentially social media, to find phone numbers and personal information about the individuals they call.

The person calling claims to represent a local police department, the IRS, or another government agency and and may demand money from the individual they have called. In the past, the callers have even threatened to arrest an individual or suspend a student for various reasons.

IMPORTANT TIPS FROM CSUPD

  • Virtually all attempts over the phone to solicit payment via PayPal, Western union or MoneyGram are fraudulent.
  • Do not share sensitive, personal or financial information over the phone, even if the caller sounds legitimate and the information they are sharing is accurate. People who perpetuate phone scams go through extensive steps to make themselves look legitimate, so information from the caller or information on a website that is or appears to be affiliated with a business or agency that they claim to represent may not be truthful.
  • If you are contacted by someone claiming to be from a law enforcement agency who is demanding money, hang up and contact your local law enforcement agency to verify the information.
  • If you are contacted by someone claiming to be from the IRS or a government office, hang up and contact that office to verify legitimacy.
  • Report these calls to the Federal Trade Commission or, if the call involves accusations regarding taxes and IRS affiliations, report the call to the US Treasury Inspector General (http://www.treasury.gov/about/organizational-structure/ig/Pages/default.aspx).
  • If you have been a victim of recent fraud by providing financial information to a caller, please call CSUPD at 970-491-6425.

For more information about how to remove information from the university�s online directory, visit search.colostate.edu and view information under �What about Privacy?�

For more information about phone scams, visit www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0076-phone-scams.

September 9, 2015 - Person of Interest

At 10:15 a.m. on September 9, CSUPD received a report of an incident in the Morgan Library involving a male. The incident did not present a threat to campus, but CSUPD would like to speak with the male in this picture. If you recognize this person or see him on campus, please call CSUPD dispatch at 970-491-6425.

CSUPD reminds everyone on campus to exercise situational awareness, even in public areas when there is a certain level of expectation of privacy.

September 1, 2015 - Indecent exposure arrest

On Sept. 1, Colorado State University police arrested a male suspect for indecent exposure. The suspect was arrested for an incident on August 28 when a male was reported to have exposed himself to a female after following her into an elevator in Aspen Hall. A police investigation is ongoing, so additional information is not available at this time. More information about the reported indecent exposure incident will be made available at this website.

Resources for students who may be concerned about this incident include the CSU Health Network Counseling Center (970) 491-6053 or Women and Gender Advocacy Center (970) 491-6384.

August 28, 2015 - Indecent exposure incident reported to CSUPD

The following is a courtesy warning from the CSU Police Department about an incident of indecent exposure reported earlier today. CSU Police do not believe that this incident continues to present a threat to the health and safety of campus, but do want to share information about the report with you to make you aware of the incident.

This afternoon a female reported to CSUPD that a male she did not know exposed himself to her while she was in an elevator in Aspen Hall. The female reported that the incident occurred at 1:35 p.m. after she boarded the elevator and the suspect followed her in. Once the elevator doors were closed, he exposed himself, but did not speak to her or touch her. The suspect is described as college-aged, 5’6” tall, about 200 pounds, and dark skinned. He was wearing a black shirt and black shorts. He has short brown hair and facial stubble. At this time, the university does not have information about whether or not the male is a CSU student.

Anyone with information is asked to call CSUPD at 970-491-6425.

Additional resources for students who may be concerned about this incident include the CSU Health Network Counseling Center (970) 491-6053 or Women and Gender Advocacy Center (970) 491-6384.

Students are encouraged to report anyone who appears to be acting suspiciously to CSUPD, their Residence Hall staff or another person in authority. Trust your instincts and don’t minimize what you are seeing or experiencing if you see something that doesn’t feel right.

July 27, 2015 - Fort Collins police issue warning about off-campus assaults

Fort Collins Police Services today released information about two physical assaults that recently occurred off campus. This message is to share information that they provided, and remind you of some important safety information.

The two physical assaults occurred off campus in Fort Collins neighborhoods on July 26 and 27. The assaults were against female victims by an unknown male or males. Fort Collins police say both women were returning home late at night, were in apartment complexes where they lived, and were assaulted from behind. In both cases, the victims were able to evade the assailant and police were called.

For more information about these incidents, see this press release from Fort Collins Police Services: http://www.fcgov.com/police/news.php?id=5984

The Colorado State University Public Safety Team also shares these important safety reminders:

  • Intervene in a situation that appears to be non-consensual.
  • In all situations, be aware of your surroundings and the people you are with, and leave a situation if it is making you uncomfortable.
  • Take care of yourself and others.
  • Make sure someone knows where you'll be and who you'll be with.
  • See something: say something. Trust your instincts and don’t minimize what you are seeing or experiencing if you see something that doesn’t feel right.

CSU resources:

  • SafeWalk, a service provided by CSUPD, provides a safe escort from one point to another on campus or from anywhere on campus to a location within a three block radius after dark. Call 970-491-1155.
  • RamRide is a student-run program that offers safe, nonjudgmental and free rides home anywhere within the city limits on Thursdays from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Friday and Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
  • RamRide does not run during school holidays, including summer term, but will resume services in August. Call 970-491-3333.
  • The CSU Health Network provides counseling services to students as part of their student fees. http://health.colostate.edu/contact-us/
  • The Employee Assistance Program for CSU employees can connect faculty and staff with community counseling resources. http://www.ombudsandeap.colostate.edu/eap.aspx

July 22, 2015 - Information about incident near campus last night

This message is from the CSU Public Safety Team and provides information about a shooting near campus yesterday evening.

Fort Collins Police Services are currently investigating a fatal shooting that occurred just north of Laurel Street and campus, in the alley between College and Mason streets, near the Alley Cat Café. The shooting occurred at 11 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21.

Fort Collins police report that they have the suspect in custody, and the university does not believe that either the suspect or the deceased are students or employees at CSU. The suspect and victim, both males, knew each other, according to Fort Collins Police Services. This means that the suspect did not choose the victim of the shooting at random, and Fort Collins police also believe that there was not a threat to public safety during or after the incident. For more information about the shooting, see this press release from Fort Collins Police Services. (http://www.fcgov.com/news/index.php?id=5981)

While Fort Collins police did not issue an emergency message to residents in the area during this incident, this is a good reminder that students who live off campus and employees can receive emergency updates during incidents that are NOT on campus by signing up for LETA (http://leta911.org/). LETA is the emergency message system used by Larimer County Sheriff Office and Fort Collins Police Services about off campus emergencies. In almost all situations, emergency messages sent through Colorado State University are only about emergencies or threats to safety that are on the physical grounds of campus. LETA is the best resource for off-campus emergencies that may present a threat to public safety.

May 29, 2015 - Warning from CSUPD

The following is a warning from CSU Police Department about an incident that occurred on campus today, May 29. At 5:25 a.m. This morning CSU Police Department received a report of an intruder in a University Village apartment on Plum Street. The female resident of the apartment awoke to a noise and, after getting up and going to the first floor of the apartment, found a male inside of the apartment. The male immediately ran from the apartment. Police believe he entered the apartment through an unlocked window.

The intruder is described as having a light complexion, 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall, and thin, appearing to weigh about 165 pounds. He was wearing a black hoodie jacket and dark pants, appeared to be 18-20 years old and may have been barefoot. He fled to the east from the residence.

If you have information that may assist in identifying this individual, please call CSU Police Department at 970-491-6425. Call 911 to report an emergency. Intruders often enter homes through unlocked doors and windows. Please keep them locked for your safety.

April 22, 2015 - Suspicious Activity

Earlier this week, Fort Collins Police Services received two reports of suspicious activity in neighborhoods north of campus that are heavily populated by students. While these incidents occurred off campus, we wanted to share this safety warning with you regarding those reports.

Both incidents occurred on Monday. In one instance a male was seen on the roof of a residence and appeared to be peeping into the window of a room where a female was working on the computer. In the second reported incident, a female woke up to find a male standing in her bedroom by the bed. The male did not touch the female. He is described as being in his 20s with dirty blonde hair and scruffy facial hair, and wearing a black hooded jacket and khaki pants. The suspect’s race is unknown.

If you have information about these incidents, call 911 or Fort Collins Police Services.

Please keep these basic safety tips in mind:

  • Keep your doors and windows locked when your home or residence hall room is unattended. Keep your curtains drawn for privacy.
  • Report to police anyone who is behaving suspiciously by calling 911 from campus to reach CSUPD, or 911 off campus to reach Fort Collins Police Services.
  • In all situations, be aware of your surroundings and the people you are with, and leave a situation if it is making you uncomfortable.
  • Take care of yourself and others. Make sure someone knows where you'll be and who you'll be with.
  • See something: say something. Trust your instincts and don’t minimize what you are seeing or experiencing if you see something that doesn’t seem right.
  • When you feel uneasy, take action or seek help immediately, and help friends who also may need to get out of a situation.

We also want to remind you of some great services here on campus that are available to you:

  • Students who may be experiencing distress can speak with a counselor at the CSU Health Network. if you would like to speak with a counselor, please stop by the office at 123 Aylesworth NW during business hours, or call (970) 491-6053.
  • The university’s Victim Assistance Team is available 24/7, 365 days a year at 970-492-4242. VAT is available if you are experience trauma related to interpersonal, sexual or relationship violence
  • SafeWalk, a service provided by CSUPD, provides a safe escort from one point to another on campus or from anywhere on campus to a nearby location after dark. Call 970-491-1155.
  • RamRide is a student-run program that offers safe, nonjudgmental and free rides home anywhere within the city limits on Thursdays from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Friday and Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. RamRide does not run during school holidays. Call 970-491-3333.

April 9, 2015 - Police Warn About Phone Scam Calls

A phone scam has recently targeted students, employees and others who live in the Larimer County area. The scam callers have found a way to "spoof" caller ID so that it appears that they are calling from a phone number associated with the Colorado State University Police Department or Fort Collins Police Department.

Police in the area have received reports about this phone scam using the university’s online directory information, and potentially social media, to find phone numbers and personal information about the individuals they call.

The person calling claims to represent a local police department and may demand money from the individual they have called. In the past, the callers have even threatened to arrest an individual or suspend a student for various reasons.

Important Tips from CSUPD

  • Virtually all attempts over the phone to solicit payment via PayPal, Western union or MoneyGram are fraudulent.
  • Do not share sensitive, personal or financial information over the phone, even if the caller sounds legitimate and the information they are sharing is accurate. People who perpetuate phone scams go through extensive steps to make themselves look legitimate, so information from the caller or information on a website that is or appears to be affiliated with a business or agency that they claim to represent may not be truthful.
  • If you are contacted by someone claiming to be from a law enforcement agency who is demanding money, hang up and contact your local law enforcement agency to verify the information.
  • If you are contacted by someone claiming to be from the IRS or a government office, hang up and contact that office to verify legitimacy.

Report these calls to the Federal Trade Commission or, if the call involves accusations regarding taxes and IRS affiliations, report the call to the US Treasury Inspector General.

If you have been a victim of recent fraud by providing financial information to a caller, please call CSUPD at 970-491-6425.

For more information about how to remove information from the university’s online directory, visit http://search.colostate.edu/ and view information under “What about Privacy?”

For more information about phone scams, visit http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0076-phone-scams.

December 13, 2014 - Suspect from last nights incident west of campus arrested.

More info from Fort Collins police at www.fcgov.com/police/news.php?id=5683

December 12, 2014 - Fort Collins Police Department has a dangerous incident in progress in your area.

11:45 pm

Fort Collins Police Services has issued a press release with a photo of the suspect in the incident west of campus.

11:30 pm

Fort Collins Police have issued an update on the incident west of campus. Fort Collins police were not able to locate the suspect, and they are removing the search perimeter. Anyone who sees a male matching the description should contact Fort Collins police at 970-221-6540. Fort Collins police advise residents that it is safe to resume normal activities at home, but to continue to practice safety precautions and make sure doors and windows are locked. Suspect is a bald Hispanic male wearing a light shirt and jeans. He is considered armed and dangerous.

11:15 pm

Fort Collins Police are reporting that they have not located the fugitive and they are removing the perimeter around the area west of campus. Fort Collins officers continue to work hard to arrest the suspect. Fort Collins PD says to watch their information channels for more info. CSU will share updates if more information from FCPS becomes available.

10:30 pm

Fort Collins police have not released additional information about the incident west of campus. They continue search for the suspect.

At this time, police continue to ask that anyone west of campus stay indoors, with their doors locked, and stay away from windows.

Updates will be provided as FCPS releases information. Please call 911 and CSUPD ONLY to share information. Please do not call 911 or CSUPD for updates on the situation.

10:00 pm

Fort Collins police have not released additional information about the incident west of campus. They continue search for the suspect.

At this time, police continue to ask that anyone west of campus stay indoors, with their doors locked, and stay away from windows.

Updates will be provided as FCPS releases information. Please call 911 and CSUPD ONLY to share information. Please do not call 911 or CSUPD for updates on the situation.

9:30 pm

Please do not call CSUPD for updates on this situation. Police phone lines must remain open for emergencies. Updates will be posted to this website when released by Ft Collins police.

8:30 pm

Fort Collins Police Department is reporting a dangerous incident in progress near campus. For your safety, stay inside, away from windows, and lock doors. FCPS reports an armed and dangerous male who is Hispanic wearing a light shirt and jeans. He is bald and believed to be on foot. Please stay inside.

Updates are available on local media and will be posted to here when they become available to us from Fort Collins Police.

December 1, 2014 - Fort Collins, Larimer County file charges in series of assaults

Charges have been filed against a suspect in a series of assaults against women, occurring off campus, since September.

November 24, 2014 - Larimer County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect in a recent off-campus assault

www.co.larimer.co.us/news/newsDetail.cfm?id=2668

November 17, 2014 - Fort Collins Police Investigate Robbery

Fort Collins Police Services is investigating a report of a Robbery which was received this morning at 7:26 am. The incident took place near campus. For more information visit fcgov.com/police/news.php?id=5654.

October 27, 2014

Fort Collins Police Services is investigating two additional incidents which may be related to the series of physical assaults perpetrated against women off campus, in Fort Collins and unincorporated Larimer County in the past several months. http://www.fcgov.com/news/?id=5632

October 19, 2014 - Larimer County’s Department of Public Health and Environment working closely with medical providers to be prepared if an Ebola infection is diagnosed locally

Larimer County’s Department of Public Health and Environment is working closely with local medical providers to be prepared if an Ebola infection is diagnosed locally. The organizations are coordinating their activities and sharing preparedness plans through the Larimer County Emergency Health Care Coalition, a broad-based coalition that includes representatives from local hospitals, clinics, public health, emergency medical services, and other health care-related agencies. This coalition also includes Colorado State University health professionals.

For more information from Larimer County Department of Public Health and Environment about Ebola preparation: www.co.larimer.co.us/news/newsDetail.cfm?id=2630

Information about Ebola: www.co.larimer.co.us/health/cd/Ebola_Information_10-13-2014.pdf

October 11, 2014 - Larimer County Sheriff looking for man assaulting women in Fort Collins area

Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a Hispanic male who they believe is responsible for assaulting several women in and near Fort Collins. http://www.larimer.org/news/newsDetail.cfm?id=2624

October 3, 2014 - Fort Collins Police Services warns of a male making unwanted advances and assaulting women

Fort Collins Police Services is warning of a male making unwanted advances and assaulting women in the community in the last several weeks. The incidents have occurred off campus, in the areas near or between Shields Street and Taft Hill Road and West Prospect and West Drake Roads and occur in the early to late evening hours.

http://www.fcgov.com/police/news.php?id=5608

September 16, 2014 - CSU, Fort Collins Police received reports of man asking sexually explicite and inappropriate questions

On Tuesday, September 16 at 3:20 p.m., Fort Collins and Colorado State University Police Department dispatch received multiple calls from females reporting a male who was in the area of Laurel Street directly north of the CSU campus who was making them uncomfortable by asking sexually explicit and inappropriate questions. Witness accounts vary widely, however the suspect has been described as a dark skinned male, mid to late 20s, 6 feet tall or taller and thin. He spoke with a Middle Eastern accent. He was described as wearing a plaid or checkered short sleeve shirt and jeans or shorts. His vehicle was described as a tan or silver older model car. The suspect was last seen entering Spruce Hall on the CSU campus at 4 p.m.

Anyone with information should call CSUPD at 970-491-6425.

August 27, 2014 - Fort Collins Police investigate a series of window peeping, burglaries in western Fort Collins

Fort Collins Police are investigating a series of incidents involving reports of a male who is window-peeping and burglarizing several residences in Fort Collins. These incidents have occurred in the western portion of Fort Collins and include an area from Mason Street on the east, to Taft Hill Road on the west, and from Prospect Road on the south to Mulberry Road on the north. For more information, visit www.fcgov.com/police/news.php?id=5553.

Oct 27, 2014 - Fort Collins police investigating more off-campus assaults

On Oct. 13 we sent a message to campus about a series of physical assaults against women. These assaults are occurring off campus. Over the weekend, Fort Collins Police Services reported that they are investigating two more assaults that may be related. Here's more information about those incidents: http://www.fcgov.com/news/?id=5632

As a reminder, consider taking advantage of great services offered by the university that can help you get home safely: - SafeWalk, a service provided by CSUPD, provides a safe escort from one point to another on campus or from anywhere on campus to a nearby location after dark. Call 970-491-1155.

- RamRide is a student-run program that offers safe, nonjudgmental and free rides home anywhere within the city limits on Thursdays from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Friday and Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. RamRide does not run during school holidays. Call 970-491-3333.

Also, please keep these safety strategies in mind: Keep your doors and windows locked when your home or residence hall room is unattended. Keep your curtains drawn for privacy.

Report to police anyone who is behaving suspiciously by calling 911 from campus to reach CSUPD, or 911 off campus to reach Fort Collins Police Services.

In all situations, be aware of your surroundings and the people you are with, and leave a situation if it is making you uncomfortable.

Take care of yourself and others. Make sure someone knows where you'll be and who you'll be with. Trust your instincts. When you feel uneasy, get out of the situation immediately and help friends who also may need to get out of a situation.

Consider using the buddy system and travel in groups. It is also a good idea to carry a cell phone, stick to well-traveled areas and carry a flashlight after dark.

Oct 22, 2014 - CSUPD safety alert regarding disruptive individual

CSUPD is issuing a campus safety alert regarding a disruptive and potentially dangerous individual, Christopher Plum, described as 5 feet 6 inches tall and 180 pounds. He has blonde hair, hazel eyes and a reddish-blonde beard. (For a photo of Plum, visit www.safety.colostate.edu)

Plum, who is not a CSU student or employee, has been contacted on main campus by CSUPD officers several times during the past few days and, as a result of his behavior on campus, has been charged with harassment and trespassing. He has been disruptive and hostile towards individuals on campus, and he acted in a bizarre and violent way toward CSUPD officers during a recent contact. CSUPD banned Plum from campus property through an exclusionary order, which prohibits him from being on campus, but he has recently violated this order.

Anyone who sees him on main, south or foothills campus should call CSUPD at 970-491-6425 or 911 immediately and report his location. Do not attempt to speak with him.

Oct 22, 2014 - Test of CSU emergency email system

This is a test of the CSU emergency email system. There currently is not an emergency on campus.

During an emergency you may receive information through emails, text messages, online (www.safetycolostate.edu, the university's primary information source about safety and safety issues, as well as www.source.colostate.edu, or www.colostate.edu), or through other communications as appropriate.

Anyone with a university EID should register for the university text alert system.

Students who do not live on campus and employees are urged to register for the Larimer County Emergency Notification system, called LETA, to register for alerts that will be sent by authorities outside of CSU about incidents off-campus. Register at http://www.leta911.org/.

Registration is separate for the university's emergency text system and LETA's emergency notification system. Neither system tracks the location of subscribers; update your contact information and address preferences if they change.

LETA is not a replacement for the university's emergency alert system. It provides information about emergencies impacting communities outside of campus boundaries.

The university usually does not send emergency messages to students or employees unless there is a specific emergency within or very near the physical boundaries of campus and the emergency specifically threatens the campus community.

Oct 11 - Important Safety Warning About Recent Assaults Off Campus

The Larimer County Sheriff's Office has issued a warning about a series of assaults that have occurred off-campus in the local community. A recent news release now also includes a composite sketch of a suspect, which can be viewed at the links included here. (While some news reports have stated that one of the assaults occurred on campus, CSUPD has not received any reports of assaults on campus that may potentially be related.)

To read the Larimer County Sheriff's Office press release and view the composite sketch of the suspect, visit http://www.larimer.org/news/newsDetail.cfm?id=2624.

Fort Collins Police Services also issued a press release about potentially related assaults earlier this month, which is available at http://www.fcgov.com/police/news.php?id=5608.

This information is also available on CSU's safety website (www.safety.colostate.edu).

We want to remind you of some great services here on campus that are available to you:

- SafeWalk, a service provided by CSUPD, provides a safe escort from one point to another on campus or from anywhere on campus to a nearby location after dark. Call 970-491-1155.

- RamRide is a student-run program that offers safe, nonjudgmental and free rides home anywhere within the city limits on Thursdays from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Friday and Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. RamRide does not run during school holidays. Call 970-491-3333.

SAFETY TIPS It's always best to keep your doors and windows locked when your home or residence hall room is unattended. Keep your curtains drawn for privacy.

Report to police anyone who is behaving suspiciously by calling 911 from campus to reach CSUPD, or 911 off campus to reach Fort Collins Police Services.

In all situations, be aware of your surroundings and the people you are with, and leave a situation if it is making you uncomfortable.

Take care of yourself and others. Make sure someone knows where you'll be and who you'll be with. Trust your instincts. When you feel uneasy, get out of the situation immediately and help friends who also may need to get out of a situation.

Sep 19, 2014 - CSUPD warns of money phone scam targeting students, employees, using main CSUPD number

A phone scam has recently targeted students and employees. The scam callers have found a way to "spoof" caller ID so that it appears that they are calling from a phone number associated with the Colorado State University Police Department, the FBI or the IRS. CSUPD has received reports about this phone scam using the university's online directory information, and potentially social media, to find phone numbers and personal information about the students and employees they call.

Today CSUPD received more than a dozen reports from the CSU community of someone who identified themselves as a CSUPD officer or investigator from a number that appeared to be the non-emergency number for the police department (970-491-6425). The person calling claims to represent CSUPD and demands money from the student or employee they have called, threatening to arrest or suspend them for various reasons.

In other reports, the caller has said they represent someone from government agency such as the IRS. On the phone, they assert that the student or employee may be facing an arrest warrant for outstanding fines or that the individual owes back taxes, and discusses liens, court dates and wage garnishments.

IMPORTANT TIPS FROM CSUPD Virtually all attempts over the phone to solicit payment via PayPal, Western union or MoneyGram are fraudulent.

Do not share sensitive, personal or financial information over the phone, even if the caller sounds legitimate and the information they are sharing is accurate. People who perpetuate phone scams go through extensive steps to make themselves look legitimate, so information from the caller or information on a website that is or appears to be affiliated with a business or agency that they claim to represent may not be truthful.

- If you are contacted by someone claiming to be from a law enforcement agency who is demanding money, hang up and contact your local law enforcement agency to verify the information.

- If you are contacted by someone claiming to be from the IRS or a government office, hang up and contact that office to verify legitimacy. Report these calls to the Federal Trade Commission (http://consumer.ftc.gov/) or, if the call involves accusations regarding taxes and IRS affiliations, report the call to the US Treasury Inspector General (http://www.treasury.gov/about/organizational- structure/ig/Pages/default.aspx).

- If you have been a victim of recent fraud by providing financial information to a caller, please call CSUPD at 970-491-6425.

For more information about phone scams, visit http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0076-phone-scams.

Jan 31 - CSU on normal schedule

CSU is open and all classes and activities are on a normal schedule.

Use caution while driving to campus, and give yourself extra time for the drive. Use public transportation if you have that option. If you feel you cannot get to campus due to weather, contact your instructors or supervisor to make arrangements.

November 09, 2013 - Safety reminders from CSU Public Safety Team

This fall, several sexual assaults or attempted sexual assaults have been reported on or near the east side of campus. For more information about those assaults, visit www.safey.colostate.edu.

We wanted to remind you of some important safety tips and let you know how the university is responding.

CSUPD is working hard to keep campus safe. They have increased patrols in the area and are thoroughly investigating these assaults in partnership with Fort Collins Police Services. The Safety website (www.safety.colostate.edu) has a composite drawing of the suspect in the Nov. 9th assault near campus, as well as descriptions of the suspect or suspects in the two previous incidents.

CSUPD and the university also conducted a safety assessment in the area of the recent incidents and, as a result, took steps to improve visibility in the area and added lighting. The most recent (Nov. 9th) incident took place just off campus, further south than where the first two incidents occurred. CSUPD immediately conducted an additional safety assessment of campus property near that assault location, and CSUPD and FCPS are taking immediate action to improve safety in the area.

Please take a moment to review these safety tips:

- Do not walk alone at night. Walk with a friend or friends or call CSU SafeWalk service, which is provided through the CSU Police Department. SafeWalk can walk you to your car, residence hall, or house if it is within the service boundaries. More information about SafeWalk is available at http://police.colostate.edu/pages/safe- walk.aspx.

- When driving, on or off campus, always lock your car doors. Do not stop or get out of your car for strangers. Make sure your car windows are rolled up. Do not leave your car running unattended.

- Let friends/family/roommate know where you are going and when you plan to be back.

- Whenever you see, hear or "feel" that something is not right, err on the side of caution and contact the police by calling 911. Trust your instincts.

- Always be aware of your surroundings. Avoid getting distracted by your phone or other electronic devices.

- Trust your instincts. When you feel uneasy, pay attention and get out of the situation immediately. Be assertive if you don't like someone's behavior and send a clear and forceful message. If you feel uneasy about a situation a friend is in, act on your instincts to get them out of the situation.

CSU SEXUAL ASSAULT RESOURCES

- Sexual Assault Victim Assistance Team - provides confidential support and advocacy to CSU students who have been sexually assaulted. The team is made up of volunteers from across campus, showcasing different backgrounds, who assist victims of all genders, and any family or friends with the physical, psychological and legal aftermath of sexual assault. To reach the CSU Victim Assistance Team 24/7 call 970-492-4242. http://wgac.colostate.edu/victim-assistance- team-volunteers

- Women and Gender Advocacy Center - provides programs and resources focusing on all genders, social justice, and interpersonal violence prevention. Call 970-491-6384 during business hours M-F. http://wgac.colostate.edu/

- CSU Health Network Counseling Services - CSU students may access the CSU Health Network for counseling support. Student may visit counseling services at 123 Aylesworth NW or call us at (970) 491- 6053. http://health.colostate.edu/services/counseling-services/

Be safe. Take care of yourself and each other.

Fall 2013

Thursday, October 24 - Sexual assault reported on campus

At 10 p.m. CSUPD responded to an reported sexual assault near the Jack Christiansen track, which is west of College Avenue and north of Pitkin Street. The female victim reported she was walking on the track when a large male wearing a black ski mask and a brown or tan Carhartt-style jacket, work boots and Levis, armed with a knife, attacked her from behind. The suspect was last seen running east towards College Avenue. If you have information about this assault, please contact CSUPD at 970-491-6425.

Thursday, October 24 - Sexual assault reported on campus

At 10 p.m. CSUPD responded to an reported sexual assault near the Jack Christiansen track, which is west of College Avenue and north of Pitkin Street. The female victim reported she was walking on the track when a large male wearing a black ski mask and a brown or tan Carhartt-style jacket, work boots and Levis, armed with a knife, attacked her from behind. The suspect was last seen running east towards College Avenue. If you have information about this assault, please contact CSUPD at 970-491-6425.

Monday, September 16 - University is Open and Operating on Normal Schedule

Colorado State University is open and operating on a normal schedule Monday, September 16. The Public Safety Team will continue monitoring conditions and updates will be posted here.

September 15 - University Operating on Normal Schedule Monday

Given what we know now about current and anticipated road conditions, Colorado State University expects to be open for business as usual Monday morning. We understand that the texts and emails sent on Friday took much longer than usual to reach people, so we will confirm that we are open on the university website, the safety.colostate.edu website, and the (970) 491-SNOW phone line by 6:30 a.m. tomorrow. Please check those sources first as they will be the most reliable.

We will continue to monitor conditions overnight, but unless anything changes significantly during that time period, you can plan on CSU being open. The campus continues to be in good shape with no significant flooding or leaking, and while some bridges over the Poudre remain closed, there are many ways into and around town now. For the latest information on road closures and safe routes, consult the links listed here and please heed all cautions, warnings, and detours.

The University is working closely with emergency managers and has provided Chrisman field as a landing spot and coordinating point for the helicopters engaged in evacuee rescues. We also recognize that many across our campus and community have been directly impacted by the flood and need our help and support.  University students, faculty, staff, and retirees impacted by the Colorado flooding may be eligible for emergency funding support through CSUCares, a fund designated to provide emergency monetary relief in the face of natural disasters.  We anticipate a significant need for this support in the coming weeks, so if you are able, please consider making a gift to CSU Cares at https://advancing.colostate.edu/CSUCARES. To apply for assistance through CSUCares, visit https://advancing.colostate.edu/CSUCARES/APPLY. We also encourage your generous support of the American Red Cross to help people across Colorado and other Western states where flash flooding has forced thousands of people from their homes. People can donate by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.  The University Counseling Center and Employee Assistance Program are available to support any members of our community who need counseling services or support.

September 13, 10:05 p.m. - Campus Alert - Attempted Sexual Assault at Jack Christensen track

CSU Police are investigating a report of an attempted sexual assault that happened around 8pm at the Jack Christensen track on the northwest corner of South College and Pitkin.

The male victim reported being pushed to the ground by a male wearing a ski mask. The assailant is described as being about 6¹ tall,
180-200 lbs. with a raspy voice.

Please be vigilant and cautious. Anyone with information should call the CSU Police Department at (970) 491-6425

When more information is available, it will be posted to www.safety.colostate.edu.

7:37 a.m. - University is Closed Due to Changing Conditions

Updates will be posted as they are available. The CSU Public Safety Team and emergency staff are monitoring weather developments and are in close contact with county emergency personnel.

6:40 a.m. - University is Open, Public Safety Team Continues Monitoring Weather, Water Conditions

Colorado State University is open Friday, September 13, but we want the campus community to be aware that because of high water on the Poudre River, the City of Fort Collins has closed bridges over the Poudre River as well as bike trails along the Poudre and Spring Creek. Also, Poudre School District is closed today. There are warnings to keep clear of flooded areas and standing water. Please be aware of closures, adhere to the warnings, and use caution when travelling.

While the current rainstorm has caused flooding and road problems in parts of Northern Colorado and the Front Range, Colorado State University has not experienced any major flooding or serious leakage problems and is open for business as usual although there are road closure issues to consider when traveling to campus today, most notably the bridge closures noted above.

Some TransFort routes have been cancelled or rerouted.

There is one CSU facility closure: The Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory will remain closed today due to its proximity to the river.

September 12 4:40 p.m. - Public Safety Team Monitoring Weather, Water Conditions

Fort Collins and communities across Northern Colorado contiSnue to experience serious problems with flooding in some areas, and many streets, bike trails and transportation routes are closed or restricted. Please use the resources at safety.colostate.edu to stay informed and heed all warnings and closures posted by the City of Fort Collins and others. In particular, stay away from ditches, underpasses and the Poudre River and Spring Creek bike paths.

At this time, Colorado State University has been fortunate not to have experienced any major flooding or leakage problems. We continue to work closely with city and county emergency personnel to monitor the weather situation and will keep the safety.colostate.edu website updated as new information becomes available.

1:20 p.m.

While the current rainstorm has caused flooding and road problems in parts of Northern Colorado and the Front Range, Colorado State University has not experienced any major flooding or serious leakage problems and is open for business as usual.

The CSU Public Safety Team and emergency staff are monitoring weather developments and are in close contact with county emergency personnel. Updates from the team will posted here.

Summer 2013

August 23 - Larimer County health officials are reminding everyone to take extra precautions against being bitten by a mosquito, given the increase in cases of West Nile virus in the county. The increase is due to a high number of mosquitoes in the community that are carrying the virus.

By mid-August, health officials had confirmed 30 cases in the county, including eight people who have a neuroinvasive strain that can cause meningitis, encephalitis and paralysis. This is an unusually high number of cases.

County health officials recommend the following steps to protect yourself:

  • The best defense is to wear mosquito repellant when outdoors. Wear an effective mosquito repellant, one that has been approved by the CDC or the EPA as effective against West Nile virus-carrying mosquitoes. Use repellent only as directed. Only use what you need. If you need to be outside, wear long sleeves and long pants in addition to mosquito repellant. (see chart)
  • Eliminate standing water in rain gutters, plants, fountains, outdoor items and children's playground equipment
  • Avoid spending time outside between dusk and dawn For other tips and more information about West Nile virus, including symptoms, visit www.larimer.org/health/cd/westnile.cfm.

"We expect the number of human cases to continue rise over the next few weeks despite the recent spraying," said Dr. Adrienne LeBailly, director of the Larimer County Department of Health. "We believe all the reported illnesses so far have occurred in individuals who were bitten in July, when the number of infected Culex mosquito was beginning to rise rapidly. These cases are only being reported to public health now. People infected in August will be reported to us in the coming weeks and months."

August 8 - West Nile alert from the City of Fort Collins.

Evidence of the West Nile virus has been increasing in the City of Fort Collins. City officials are encouraging residents to sign up for an email notification system that will send alerts if spraying for mosquitoes becomes necessary in six specified regions of the city. Officials are also asking residents to be extra vigilant in wearing repellant when mosquitos are most active.

The City of Fort Collins also works with Colorado Mosquito Control to conduct at-home visits. During these visits, Colorado Mosquito Control will review ways to reduce mosquito habitats at a residence, identify potential breeding grounds, and treat potential larval sites with mosquito larvicides. To request a free inspection within the city, call the mosquito hotline at 970-663-5697.

 

 

June 28 - Report of Robbery, CSUPD Seeks Information

CSUPD responded to a report of a robbery 2:30 a.m. today at Pitkin and Mason streets. Two male victims were assaulted and robbed by three male suspects. No description is available at this time. Anyone with information should call CSUPD at 970-491-6425.

June 27 - Test of Emergency Communications

This is a test of the CSU emergency communications systems. There is not an emergency on campus, but in an emergency, you may receive information through emails, text messages or online at www.safety.colostate.edu or www.colostate.edu.

Anyone with a university EID should register for the university emergency text alert system.

The Public Safety Team sends messages only when there is an emergency within or very near the physical boundaries of campus and the emergency specifically threatens the campus community.

Employees and students living off campus should register for the Larimer County Emergency Notification system, LETA, to receive alerts about incidents that may impact their residence at http://www.leta911.org/. The LETA system is not a replacement for the university's emergency alert system, but will provide information about emergencies impacting communities outside of campus boundaries.

The university and county systems do NOT track the location of subscribers when sending messages, so update your contact information and address preferences if they change.

 

June 24 - Suspicious Package, Building Evacuated

CSUPD, Poudre Fire Authority and other university and local emergency officials responded to a call at 3:30 p.m. today in the Chemistry Building regarding a suspicious package containing an unknown substance.

No injuries have been reported and authorities are investigating the package. The building is currently evacuated as a precaution.

Preliminary indications are that the substance is not harmful but officials are exercising caution and are conducting tests. However, testing is not completed at this time.

May 29 - Local emergency agencies will practice in LSC

Local emergency responders are teaming up with the university for a training in the Lory Student Center June 1-3. Campus employees, summer students and visitors may notice a large number of emergency response vehicles in the area, but should not be alarmed.

"Because the LSC is closed while it is being remodeled, it gives local emergency responders a rare opportunity to practice working together in a large, complex building," said Ken Quintana, CSU's emergency management coordinator.

Participating agencies include CSUPD, Poudre Valley Fire Authority, Poudre Valley Hospital, Loveland Fire Rescue Authority and Windsor-Severance Fire Rescue. Firefighters and police officers will practice search and rescue techniques, forcible entry, interagency collaboration and response systems.

Spring 2013

May 17 - Campus Police Seek Assistance

Early this morning CSUPD responded to several small fires involving sprinkler boxes. These incidents appear to be a prank, and the fires did not threaten any buildings, were minor and were quickly addressed. No injuries have been reported.

The fires did damage the sprinkler boxes. CSUPD is reviewing video tapes and investigating the situation in an effort to hold those involved responsible.

At this time we do not believe there is any threat to the campus community and are informing you as a requirement of our federal reporting obligations.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the CSU Police Department at 970-491-6425.

May 9 - Fort Collins Police Seek Assistance

The investigation into the April 27-28, 2013 parties in the Summerhill neighborhood that deteriorated into riotous conditions is continuing. Fort Collins police have seven pictures of persons of interest believed to have been involved in the disturbance and need the public’s assistance in identifying those individuals.

April 29 - Message to Campus from the Dean of Students

May 1: University is open and operating on a normal schedule – use caution on campus
Colorado State University is open and operating on a normal schedule today, Wednesday, May 1.

During any wet, spring snow, there are things to watch out for, such as snow falling off trees and buildings. The Public Safety Team wants to remind students, faculty and staff to be cautious when driving, walking or riding bikes under trees or beside buildings. The snow also may cause some tree branches to break, and heavy snow can unexpectedly slide off roofs. Obey signs and barriers across areas of sidewalks that have been closed. Facilities has closed areas where falling branches may be a problem.

Please report any broken or fallen tree branches to Facilities Management at 970-491-0077. Facilities crews are working hard to keep sidewalks, streets and parking lots clear.

April 17, 11:45 a.m. - University Operations Suspended at Noon
Fort Collins Campus Closed
Weather conditions are deteriorating and heavy snowfall is in the forecast throughout the day and into tonight. The county offices also are closing today at noon.  Given this update and the increasing difficulty keeping campus streets and sidewalks clear, the university will close at noon today, Wednesday, April 17.

All classes and campus events scheduled for today are cancelled at noon through the rest of the day. This closure only impacts the Fort Collins campus and does not include other classes and CSU offices off campus, such as Extension offices. Please check with those offices for updates.

Transfort buses will continue to operate, so students will be able to catch their buses as scheduled.

Employees who have emergency functions should check with their supervisor for instructions. Employees with emergency functions include, but are not limited to, CSU police, Facilities Management, Housing and Dining, Environmental Health Services, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories.

Check the university's main webpage at www.colostate.edu, for updates on the status of operations at the university, including whether campus will open as scheduled tomorrow. Information also is available on local media outlets, the university’s social media sites, Today@colostate.edu and safety.colostate.edu, or the university's status line at 970-491-7669.

April 17, 5:30 a.m. - Normal Operations
Colorado State University is on a normal schedule today. The Public Safety Team will monitor conditions and the forecast throughout the day. Use caution while driving to campus and while walking across campus. If you feel you cannot travel to campus, please contact your supervisor or professors to make arrangements.

April 16 - University Resumes Normal Operations
Colorado State University is open today on a normal business schedule. Use caution while traveling and while walking across campus. If you feel you cannot drive to campus, contact your supervisor or professors to make arrangements.

April 15 - CSU Weather Closure at 3pm
Due to heavy snowfall, the forecast for continued snow, and the city's updated recommendation that people stay off city roads if possible, the university will suspend operations today at 3 p.m. All classes and campus events scheduled for today are cancelled at 3 p.m. through the rest of the day. The city also is closing at 3 p.m. Transfort buses will continue to operate even with the city closure, so students will be able to catch their buses as scheduled.

Employees who have emergency functions should check with their supervisor for instructions. Employees with emergency functions include, but are not limited to, CSU police, Facilities Management, Housing and Dining, Environmental Health Services, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Check the university's main webpage at www.colostate.edu for updates on the status of operations at the university, including whether campus will open as scheduled tomorrow. Information also is available on local media outlets, the university's social media sites, Today@colostate.edu and safety.colostate.edu, or the university's status line at 970-491-7669.

April 8 - Check tomorrow for status updates for Oval, other campus areas due to storm. [full story in Today @ Colorado State]

April 4 - Controlled burn near Prospect Road and Center Avenue
Arthur's Ditch Company is working with Poudre Fire Authority on a controlled burn near Prospect Road and Center Avenue. The company has a permit for the burn. The burn, which is on property owned by the ditch company, is scheduled to continue until 3 p.m., but may conclude earlier. Until then, the campus community may smell smoke. The burn is being done in preparation for a project by the ditch company to correct flooding issues in the area, including flooding that has impacted the CSU Challenge Course.

March 15 - Soldier Canyon Fire
4 p.m. - At last report the Soldier Canyon Fire had burned 200 acres and was burning strongest on its southern edge. It's important to note that Horsetooth Reservoir is between the fire and Fort Collins and the Foothills Campus. Both Lory State Park and Horsetooth Mountain Park have been closed and evacuated although emergency personnel say no structures are threatened at the moment.

March 11 - Robbery Reported Outside of Anatomy/Zoology Building
At 10:45 pm Sunday, March 10, CSUPD received a report of two suspects who reportedly robbed a female outside of the Anatomy/Zoology building.

CSUPD does not have a description of the two male suspects, other than one was wearing jeans and a hoodie sweatshirt.

If you have informaiton , contact CSUPD at 970-491-6425.

February 26 - Suspect Sought
Update, 2:50 pm: CSUPD has issued an "All Clear" following the arrest of a suspect in the incident at Corbett Hall. Thank you for your assistance.

CSUPD is asking that you be on the lookout for a white male, 18-19 years old, 5'7" tall and about 140 lbs, wearing a gray shirt with blue jeans who was involved in a disturbance using a 3-4 inch folding knife on the second floor of the G wing of Corbett Hall at 1:15 p.m. The suspect fled the area and may still be in Corbet Hall. No one was injured, but the suspect is still at large. Contact CSUPD with any information at 970-491-6425.

February 10 - Information Sought Regarding Fire at Allison HallColorado State University police responded to a report of a small, extinguished fire in Allison Hall at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. The fire, which took place in a men's restroom on the third floor of the Northwest wing of Allison Hall, was quickly put out by students who noticed it two hours before a report was made to CSUPD. Police believe that someone intentionally set toilet paper on fire in one of the stalls, which, according to CSUPD, caused less than $25 in damage.

Anyone with any information about the fire is asked to contact Colorado State University Police at 970-491-6425.

January 24 - What to do if you get the fluThere has been a lot of attention recently paid to the severity of this flu season and the importance of taking steps to avoid getting sick or spreading the flu to others if you do get sick. Because of the severity of the current strains of flu, Larimer County Department of Public Health has requested that CSU employees and students stay home if they get the flu to help avoid spreading the virus to others.

Additionally, information was shared via email about the university system in place to help students and employees be excused from classes and work if they become ill with the flu - full text of the email.

January 15 - Public Safety Team urges you to get a flu shot now
The Centers for Disease Control reports that this flu season nationally is one of the worst in recent years, and infection rates are nearing epidemic levels. People are experiencing more severe symptoms than typical. When students begin to return to campus from winter break, the chance for students and employees to be exposed to the flu virus will increase substantially.

One of the best protective measures against the flu is a flu vaccine; Colorado State University recommends students and employees get one now, before the population of campus booms with the return of students and start of classes, to start building immunity. If you believe you have the flu, stay home and avoid contact with others.

At this time, the CSU Health Network has only a small supply of vaccines available, so if possible, students who are not currently in Fort Collins should get a vaccine from their local pharmacy or family doctor before returning to campus. Local students can get a vaccine through the CSU Health Network but should check on vaccine availability at 970-491-6548 before coming to campus. The CSU Health Network will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 15 for staff training, but will be open for normal business on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Employees also can get vaccines through their local health-care provider or pharmacy.

Students who become ill and may need to miss the first days of classes should contact Center for Advising and Student Achievement (970-491-7095) for help in alerting professors. Students also should contact their residence halls if the flu prevents them from returning to the hall on time.

Flu symptoms usually come on suddenly (the symptoms of a cold are slower to develop and less severe). The flu often starts with the rapid onset of fever, headache, fatigue, and body aches. Here's a list of flu symptoms:

  • fever (usually high)
  • severe aches and pains in the joints and muscles and around the eyes
  • generalized weakness
  • ill appearance with warm, flushed skin and red, watery eyes
  • headache
  • dry cough
  • sore throat and watery discharge from your nose

If you believe you have the flu, avoid contact with others, cover your cough or sneeze, wash your hands often, and clean the areas around you. If you must interact with others, consider wearing a mask.

For more information about the flu, including information about flu prevention, visit http://www.health.colostate.edu/pages/resources/flu-prevention.aspx or http://www.cdc.gov/flu/

Fall 2012

December 7 - Burglary at University Village
On December 7, 2012, at about 12:16 p.m., CSU PD responded to University Village on a report of a burglary in progress. The suspect was reported to be in the home, having entered from an unlocked door. He ran from the area before police could apprehend him. The suspect stole an undetermined amount of cash from inside the home. The suspect is reported as probably a white male, 25-30 years old, wearing a white baseball cap, maroon sweat shirt with a hoodie over the cap, and blue jeans. The male was last seen leaving the area of 1600 West Plum, eastbound. Also, there have been reports of 4 other burglaries in this general area according to Fort Collins Police Records in recent weeks. Citizens are reminded to secure their homes before leaving and promptly report any suspicious incidents to police.

 

October 18 - Alert from Fort Collins Police Services
FCPS is pursuing a suspect in an off-campus armed robbery near the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Aerimeter has been set set up west along Spring Creek Trail to Centre Avenue, from the intersection of Prospect Road and Center, south to Drake Road, and east to College Avenue. Use caution in this area. Information about the suspect from FCPS at fcgov.com/police/news.php?id=4572.

September 13: Peeping Tom Reported

On Wednesday, Sept. 12, CSUPD received two separate reports of possible peeping toms outside of residence halls. One incident is alleged to have occurred on Sunday evening (Sept. 9) and one incident is alleged to have occurred Wednesday night. CSUPD does not know if the two incidents are related.

A witness reported seeing two males looking into the window of a first floor room in the southeast wing of Ingersoll Hall at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9. That incident was not reported to CSUPD until Wednesday. A witness said two males appeared to be taking pictures of a resident inside who was changing clothes. A second incident occurred on Wednesday evening. A witness reported seeing a male wearing a grey sweatshirt and an orange baseball cap peering into windows on the first floor of Summit Hall's D wing. CSUPD received the report at 7:20 p.m. and responded, but the suspicious person was gone when they arrived. Anyone with information should contact CSUPD at 970-491-6425.

September 7: CSUPD seeking suspect in campus thefts

Colorado State University Police Department is asking for help in identifying a suspect in several thefts. Since the start of classes, there has been an increase of thefts on campus, mainly from unlocked and unattended offices and laboratories. CSUPD is releasing these images of the person they believe may be responsible for a number of these thefts. The suspect is described as a white male with blond hair, usually in a braid. He carries a large tan backpack. He may be using Transfort to get around. Anyone with information regarding the current thefts or suspect should contact CSU Sgt. Jason Meisner at (970) 491-5074. 

suspect
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August 31: Alert from Fort Collins Police Services

Fort Collins Police Services is reporting an assault that occurred at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, near 815 Centre Avenue, an off-campus location. According to FCPS, a female walking on Centre Avenue heard someone running up behind her before she was grabbed by a male. The victim fought off her attacker, was able to escape and called 911. A detailed suspect description is not available. Anyone with information should call Fort Collins Police Services Sergeant Volesky at 970-221-6020.

Summer 2012

June-July 2012: High Park Fire - Campus updates related to the High Park wildfire are available at safety.colostate.edu/high-park-fire.aspx. The fire was 100% contained on June 30.

June: County warings related to rabid skunks - Campus updates related to skunk rabies in the county are available at http://safety.colostate.edu/rabid-skunks.aspx.

Spring 2012

April 24: Fort Collins Police Investigate Series of Off-Campus Window Peeping Incidents - Fort Collins police are currently investigating three reports of window peeping which have occurred off campus in the city since the first of April. Although no one has been arrested, Fort Collins police believe it is likely the same man is responsible for all three incidents. [details]

Larimer County Sheriff's Office Warns about Door-to-Door Sales Scam

Timnath Police recently notified local law enforcement agencies that they had contacted a van of 13 individuals ranging in age from 17 to 26. They identified themselves as a magazine sales crew that was staying in the mountains and coming down to sell magazines. Most door-to-door magazine sales efforts are a scam aimed at taking money, or stealing checking account, credit card numbers and driver's license numbers. [ more information]

March 30: Arrest made in reported assault - Colorado State University Police Department has arrested a CSU student for two counts of false reporting. The male student reported being assaulted by an unknown white, college-aged male at approximately 9:25 p.m. last night, Thursday, March 29, near the Vietnam Memorial Bridge on campus. In addition, the same male student had also reported to CSUPD earlier in the week that he received an unsigned, threatening letter. The student was arrested and booked at the Larimer County Justice Center on two counts of false reporting to authorities.

March 29: Assaul reported - At approximately 9:29 p.m. on March 29, CSU Police received a report of a possible assault that occurred near the Vietnam Memorial Bridge. The victim received minor injuries. The suspect was described as a white male wearing a dark hoodie and dark glasses. He was reportedly on a dark colored bicycle and was last seen heading south from the bridge. Officers are searching the area for a suspect. Anyone with further information is asked to call CSU Police at 970-491-6425.

March 22: CSU Police Officer Struck By Vehicle, Discharged Weapon in Incident - Fort Collins Police are investigating a CSU police officer involved shooting incident that occurred last evening. The incident began around 11:15 p.m. last night when a Fort Collins police officer observed a 2008 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck driving erratically and speeding in the 300 block of E. Mulberry St. The officer attempted to make a traffic stop; however, the driver failed to stop and per Fort Collins Police policy a pursuit was not initiated. A Be On the Lookout, or BOLO, message was sent to all patrol officers, including the Colorado State University Police Department.

Several CSU officers observed the vehicle stopped at the intersection of Pitkin and Shields streets around 11:35 p.m. A uniformed CSU police officer attempted to contact the suspect to prevent him from driving away and as he approached the car, the vehicle jumped the curb accelerating directly towards him. The front right side of the vehicle struck the officer causing him to fall backwards and the officer's handgun was discharged. The officer sustained minor injuries.

The suspect fled and the vehicle was soon after located by a Larimer County Sheriff K-9 Deputy in the area of Neil Drive and Stuart Street. The deputy took Felix Keil (D.O.B. 3-13-78) into custody at approximately 1:14 a.m. and has been booked on the following charges:

  • 1st degree Assault on a Peace Officer (Felony 3)
  • Menacing (Felony 5)
  • Vehicular Eluding (Felony 5)
  • Reckless Driving (Misdemeanor 2), and
  • Obedience to Traffic Control Device (Traffic 1)

These charges are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty.

Keil's booking photograph is not being released at this time because it will be used in a photo lineup.

March 14: University Hosts Training, Simulates Injuries - Colorado State University partnered with emergency responders in the city and county in a training exercise on Wednesday, March 14. [more]

Peeping Tom Suspect - CSU police are asking anyone with information to contact them regarding peeping tom incidents reported on campus. [more]

Fall 2011

October Storm - Snow accumulation caused significant damage to trees on campus, resulting in some canceled classes and activities. [more]

Solicitors on Campus - CSU police received several reports that an individual or individuals have been entering classrooms to sell what they say are discount entertainment or show tickets and has also has recently investigated several reports of solicitors that were not legitimate and have stolen several hundred dollars from students. The university does not allow solicitation in classrooms or instructional buildings or in residence halls. Solicitation on campus is allowed at the LSC Flea Market or other pre-approved venues. Any attempts to solicit students or employees outside of those areas should be reported to CSUPD immediately at (970) 491-6425 or or 911 in case of an emergency. Please be prepared to tell CSUPD where the solicitation is taking place, a description of the person and anything else that may identify the individual.

Spring 2011

Minor flooding on campus - Due to heavy rains June 9, Colorado State University experienced some inconveniences. The basement of Rockwell Hall took on a minor amount of water and use of the elevator was suspended until the water was removed. In addition, the C wing of Clark was without power. By mid-afternoon operations were normal.

Robbery Investigation Continues - Colorado State University police continue to look for the armed robbery suspect from the evening of April 26. [more]

Peeping Tom Reports - CSUPD is investigating reports of a peeping tom in the Moby women's locker rooms. [more]

CSUPD Investigates Threat to Campus - (Feb 11) After consulting with CSU police, Colorado State University alerted students and employees of a possible threat to campus on Monday, January 31. That threat was found to be false and police can confirm that the threat has passed. Further information was not and cannot be released as work continutes to investigate and to apprehend the person or people who made the threat. [more]

Man Impersonating Police Officer (Jan 11)- Recently, Fort Collins Police Services learned of a man impersonating a police officer in the community. The department is asking for help in identifying the impersonator, who was reported to have made a traffic stop while dressed as a police officer and driving a vehicle that resembled a police vehicle: white, with police decals and emergency lighting. [more]

Fall 2010

Meningococcal Disease in Larimer County - In response to the Fort Collins community seeing a higher than usual number of serious bacterial meningococcal infections over the last five months, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recommends all CSU students and employees 29 and younger get vaccinated for meningococcal disease. [more]

CSUPD Safety Alert Regarding Residence Halls - Colorado State University police have received reports from an on-campus student regarding a suspicious man outside of Parmelee Residence Hall. The student has reported a man outside her ground- floor residence hall window three times between December 11 and 15. [more]

Training Exercise on Foothills Campus - On Wednesday, Dec. 1, the University hosted a day-long training exercise on the Foothills Campus, designed to review and practice procedures used by emergency responders when hazardous materials may be involved. Participating agencies were Colorado State University Police Department, the Colorado National Guard, Poudre Fire Authority and EMS, the 8th Civil Support Team stationed out of Buckley Air Force Base, and CSU biosafety officers. For more information about Colorado State University's emergency response and evacuation procedures, please see the section on emergency procedures beginning on page 31 of the university's 2010 Safety Report or visit the university's Environmental Health Services website.

Police Seeking Robert "RJ" Gildea - After being contacted off campus by CSU Police, Robert "RJ" Gildea was arrested and charged with felony stalking, harassment, domestic violence and interference with university business for threats he made to an individual on CSU's campus. [more]

Non-fatal Shooting on Campus Property - Sept. 8, CSUPD is investigated a report of a non-fatal shooting on campus. The shooting was reported to Broomfield police several hours after it occurred after the victim left campus and drove to that area. A suspect was arrested Sept. 23. [more]

Spring 2010

Train-pedestrian Accident - Mar. 12 a train-pedestrian accident at Mason and Old Main Drive on campus resulted in traffic is being re-routed away from the East side of campus. Roads were closed in the immediate area of the accident and south along Mason Street. [more]

Weapons policy update - In January 2010 the University's existing weapons policy was updated to address a directive from the Board of Goevernors to include reasonable control of concealed-carry weapons on campuses. A draft of the revised policy was made available for review and comment on January 20. In February, the Board reviewed and approved the recommendation by the CSU System Chancellor to accept the updated weapons control policies for all three campuses. [more]

Fall 2009

H1N1 influenza information - H1N1 influenza (also known as 'swine flu') hit the CSU campus, with more than 650 presumptive cases of H1N1 influenza being seen at the CSU Health Network before the winter break. Cases were mild to moderate and there have been a few hospitalizations. [more]

Bomb Threat at Foothills Campus - Friday, Dec. 18, the Colorado State University Police Department received information regarding a threat that a bomb would go off near the construction site of the Research Innovation Building at the university's Foothills Campus. An extensive investigation by law enforcement and the regional bomb squad revealed that there was not a bomb. [more]

Summer 2009

Police drill on Foothills Campus June 23 - The Colorado State University Police Department will conduct a drill on the university's Foothills Campus at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23. The location of the drill is centered on a building close to the Infectious Disease Research Center. [more]

Public Safety Team monitors H1N1 (swine flu) - The Public Safety Team is monitoring the H1N1(swine flu) situation and keeping abreast of the updates. State and federal officials have reassured us that there is no need for alarm. [more]

Spring 2009

Public Safety Team monitors H1N1 (swine flu) - The Public Safety Team is monitoring the H1N1(swine flu) situation and keeping abreast of the updates. State and federal officials have reassured us that there is no need for alarm. [more]

MarchText Message Hoax: CSUPD is alerting the campus community about a hoax circulating through cell phone text messages around campus.[more]

Fall 2008

SAFETY NOTICE: Mountain lion alert for Foothills Campus. [more]

Summer 2008

West Nile virus: A reminder issued from Larimer County. [more]

Spring 2008

Guidelines for response to shooting violence on campus: Guidelines for the campus community have been developed based on the best practices established by CSUPD and other law enforcement experts[more]

Spring 2007

Pandemic Flu Planning and Preparedness - The Colorado State University Emergency Management Team is developing a pandemic flu plan for the institution. The Emergency Management Team will assist departments and units throughout campus in developing specific preparedness plans. It will also conduct educational sessions to inform individuals on campus about pandemic flu and how to prepare. [more]

Fall 2007

Agencies team up to fight the bite - Mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus have been found in nine Colorado counties. Residents and visitors are urged to take appropriate precautions to avoid mosquito bites. [more]